A world champion typist has set a bizarre world record by typing with
Mohammed Khurshid Hussain, 23, wrote a 103-character sentence in just
47 seconds after practicing his technique for six hours a day,
the International Business Times reported.
If this amazing feat is confirmed by the Guinness World Records
organisers, he will smash the record previously set by an Indian in
2008 at a time of one minute and 33 seconds.
They were both made to use their nose to type the sentence: ‘Guinness
World Records has challenged me to to type this sentence using my nose
in the fastest time.’
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It took Mr Hussain, from the southern city of Hyderabad, months of
training to break through the 53-second barrier after reaching it at
During his attempts the hobbyist, his hands tied behind his back, was
surrounded by crowds of fans with stopwatches and an extra-large
monitor attached to the keyboard.
Videos and ecstatic press conferences after the attempts have been
posted on his Youtube feed.
Mr Hussain already holds the Guinness World Record for typing the
entire English alphabet – although that feat was achieved with his
He achieved a time of 3.43 seconds during the challenge in February
2012, which was held in front of several journalists in a public event
his home city.
He told the International Business Times: ‘If you want to set a
record, every millisecond counts. I typed with one eye closed, as it
is difficult otherwise to locate the keys.’
It is far from the most bizarre typing feat to be recorded by
Celebration: Onlookers and Mr Hussain cheer during a previous record
attempt – the time is now even quicker
Challenge: The record setter used his nose while a crowd watched the
results on a large monitor
Last year American Mark Encarnacin typed on a smartphone ‘The
razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are
the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they
seldom attack a human’ in 25.9 seconds – while blindfolded.
There is also a recorded time for typing the numbers 1 to 50 with a
full stop between each one.
Hind Al Mulla, from the United Arab Emirates, managed the feat in 16.3
seconds at an event in Dubai in 2009.
Grace Pak typed a 264-character text on a mobile phone with a keyboard
in 56.57 seconds in Pennsylvania, U.S., in 2011, setting another
It was: ‘The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell (UK), who
filed his patent for the telephone on 14 February 1876 at the New York
Patent Office, USA. The first intelligible call occurred in March 1876
in Boston, Massachusetts, when Bell phoned his assistant in a nearby
room and said ‘Come here Watson, I want you.’
Stay back! Supporters surround Mr Hussain with stopwatches during at
attempt in which he made 53 seconds
The nose is also not the only appendage used.
Chinese amputee Liu Wei typed 251 letters in alphabetical order with
his feet on an Italian TV show in 2010, the most ever recorded without
The fastest hands-free typing overall, however, goes to American Hank
In 2011 he used facial motion capture technology to type the same
sentence as Mark Encarnacin in 83.09 seconds.